Business and Economy

Bideford job club opens

Posted on: 2 May 2018

Devon County Council, Liverty housing and Libraries Unlimited have joined forces to help Bideford’s jobless find work.

Bideford Work Hub is a drop in support service at Bideford Library for  the unemployed. The service opened this week and offers a friendly face, a cup of tea and expert help.

The new job club is a collaboration between Devon County Council’s adult education service, Learn Devon, Libraries Unlimited and Liverty Housing.

Liverty has invested £4,000 into the job club to run it for the first six months, while Learn Devon has provided training and guidance.

Help offered includes how to write a CV, covering letters, employability support and information about training. It will be open every Wednesday, from 10am-1pm.

Councillor Stuart Barker, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for
Economy and Skills, with responsibility for Learn Devon said:

Councillor Stuart Barker

“One of our key priorities is supporting the residents of Devon to learn the skills they need to improve their lives so they can be independent and economically active. By supporting this service, we can help prepare individuals for the workplace, and provide support with moving on to further training, employment or self-employment.”

Alison Knight, Community Development Worker from Liverty said: “This service is available to anyone over 16 who is looking for work, however in addition, Liverty customers will be able to access ongoing 121 support and can apply for bursaries to help them further.”

Colin Bray, Libraries Unlimited said: “We are delighted that this will be adding value to the existing library offer. This service will help people with work searches, Work applications, CV’s, covering letters, support development of IT skills and linking people with other organisations for training, learning and volunteering opportunities

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